Jeh Johnson, former general counsel at the Department of Defense, discusses the legality of government surveillance programs. He talks about the expectation of privacy attached to communications metadata and the content of personal conversations.
In this clip, Jeh Johnson discusses the US National Security Agency's surveillance program with a panel that includes Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
News reports suggest that President Obama plans to nominate Johnson to become the next Secretary of Homeland Security.
Jeh Johnson's remarks were made during the 2013 Aspen Security Forum. He spoke during a panel discussion titled "Counterterrorism, National Security, and the Rule of Law." Watch the full event at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJiTjCAMjLY
This conversation was recorded live at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado on July 18, 2013.
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